Louise Brooks was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Louise gained a distinction in HND’s in Photography, Design and Fine Art, as well as qualifying with a BA (Hons) degree in Visual Arts and Communication from Southampton University in the UK, with a year’s study at RIT in New York State in the US.
It is her fascination with the natural world that has lead to an in-depth study of geology to gain a better understanding of how rocks and minerals form. This has resulted in the use of multiple layers in her work, reflecting a passage of time, as each layer overlaps; it creates a myriad of colours, contrast and texture beneath the surface.
The emotive quality in her work goes deeper still as she incorporates semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals, known for their healing and rebalancing powers. Her paintings are not only a visual response to the magical world around us but a place for sanctuary and contemplation, a haven from our busy lives.
Since her first solo show in 2001, Louise’s work has been widely exhibited in the UK. Her award-winning artwork has become a part of both private and corporate collections throughout Britain, Europe, the USA and Asia.
Louise lives and works as a professional artist in Saltdean, in East Sussex and it is here, living by the sea that she is able to live out her life-long passion of painting as a full-time artist.